(HUFF POST) – An internet petition is calling on Sir David Attenborough to change his name via deed poll in protest to the government’s decision to overturn a poll in which the British public chose to name a high-tech research vessel Boaty McBoatface.

The British people overwhelmingly chose to name the ship Boaty McBoatface in the open poll, with 124,109 choosing the winning name – however the government decided to honour Sir David Attenborough instead, despite the option coming last in the poll with only 10,284 votes.

Now a petition on Change.org is calling on the beloved broadcaster to stand up for democracy by legally changing his name to Boaty McBoatface.

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